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ANDERSON, S. C., SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9,1915.
VILLAGE OF HAUCOURT IS
REPORTED TAKEN AT A
Gemans Claim Capture of Town
is of Great Strategic
(By Associated Press, i
London, April ?1.-After a bombard
ment of extrem? violence German in
fantry entered the vllluge of Haucomt.
lying in tho Avocourt-Bethlncourl
sector, northwest of Verdun.
Tiie French claim the first attacks
were cheeked wita heavy losses, and
although tho Germans gained a foot
hold, the village ls .dominated by
French guns' The dormans say the
capture of the village is of great stra
tegic importeoce. The ?French in
turn took a largo section of Ger
man positions north of Avocpurt,
known us Square Woods. Tiie
French drove the Germantj. back two
hundred meters along a five hundred
meter front south of Fort Dauamount ,
and repulsed a German assault on Po
per Hill. Tho French announce thir
ty-five German aeroplanes destroyed
in March and only thirteen of the
The German? are violently attack
ing tho British at St. Eloi south of
Ypres. Tlte British report the capture
of the town of Felahle. "Mesopotamia,
bringing General Lake's forces clos
er to tho English, force beselged ot
K n t-el-Amara..
The Spanls''..' cabinet of council has
been called to consider the question
of torpedoing J5panlsh yessols.
FISKE WANTS CHANGE
Chairman of Naval Committee,
Though, Refuses to Develop
- Any Controversy.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April ?1.-F.^ear Ad
miral Flsko wrote thc house naval
committee today asking that he be
permitted to reappear before the
committee to contradict some of Sec- I
?etary Daniels' statements. Chairman J
Pudgett sahl the hearings had been
dosed and be believed "a public in
terest would be subserved" by an In
quiry Into the controversy of FiBke
and Daniels. Fiske recently reslg/.
<id as aide of operations because of
differences with Secretary Daniels. *
Queenstown, April ?-Tho British
steamer Zent was* torpedoed without
warn'ng west of Fastrtet. Forty-eU:ht
of the crew vie? tniwln?. asd frs
supposed to bo drowned. Two were
killed. .Captain Martin and nine of
the crow landed here.
Greenville. April fl.-Charlie Pen
land, a young man about 21 years ot
age, was found guilty ot violating the
so-called Manu wthito slave act by a
federal court Jury at, 1:30 o'clock this
af i or noon. The court had talton re
cosa for dinner hut Judge Johnson,
tn order to vaccommodate the lawyers
In the cane, remained in his chamber
until the jury arrived at its decision.
Sentence will be imposed later.
; Attorney' Wells, of Asheville, who
waS) assisted hy ? James M. Price of
Greenville in representing the defen
dant, stated that It was the Intention
of the defense to appeal from; the,de
cision of the jury to tfte ci rem i t court
' of appeals. Numerous objection? - co
various points of law were noted duri
ing^tho trial,'bul Mr. Wells announced
that tho theory ot the appeal / Would
bc based mainly upon the motion hy
the defense that tho Indictment be ?et
aside on the grounds that the.act
did not cover transportation by auto
mobile but specified common carrier*.
'The.motion was presented at the ta?
ginning .ol the trial but was Over-ruled
by jjtdge Johnson.
The noted exec?ttim, t>*ought about
an interesting arid novel phase of" this<
particular case ind it waa ari Issue cf j
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BILL GETS BY
FEDERAL PLAN RETAINED IN
' SENATE BY MARGIN OF
Senator Chamberlain Much Exer
cised Over Activities to In
< Hy Associated Press. )
Washington, April G.-The senate
retained the federal volunteer pro
vision in the army reorganization bill
late today by a vote of thirty-six tn
thirty-four, rejecting Senator Lea's
amendment to strike out that section
of the bill. The vote ended a four
day debate on this section.
Tile narrow margin by wi1.ich the
federal volunteer provision was re
tained makes lt doubtful that it will ho
in the measure when finally framed
by a conference committee of two
houses. Without the republican suu
por* the provision would have been
voiul* out. Twenty-four democrats
and ten republicans voted for the
i".?e amendment. Nineteen democrats
ano seventeen republicans voted
Senator Chamberlain again warn
ed the national guard and said il
officers continued their activities to
.influence legislation he would op
pose further fed cen l aid for the mili
tia. The federal volunteer section
provides for the organization by con
gressional districts of two hundred
and sixty-one thousand volunteers
wholly under control of tbe pre3i?
dent, to." be trained In government
Cattle' Raisers Tell Committee
That Conditions Are Good
and Oppose Interference.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, April 6.-Five cattle
raisers, residents of Indiana, Illinois,
.Texas and Colorado, told the nous*
judiciary sub-committee today that
the cattle business is prosperous and
that an investigation would disturb
The committee ls considering the
Borland resolution to investigate tho
packing Industry. K. C. Clay, cat
tleman, artrlbuted *he raisers trou*
bles chiefly to tneir own weakness for
profits taking. The committee closed
the hearing temporarily today without
nctlon on the resolution.
' Xe American Aboard.
Washington, April 6.-The Ameri
can consul nt Havre reported that
four nsr!shed in thc sinking cf t*vc
Norwdeglan steamer Daua presumably
by a submarine. No Americans were
OF AGE FOUND
passing interest among the legal con
The youthful defendant was accucrd
of transporting a girl from Asheville
to Greenville, for immoral purposes,
having brought her here In an auto
mobile. Ho waa-formerly employed
in an Asheville'garage'.
The theory of the defense was th.-.t
the girl requested Penland to. bring
her to - Greenvale and that he waa
not involved in *?,3- ?repense of. the
trip. The govora.ment. eougbt to up
set this theory and offered thc testi
mony of Mrs. Lou Hart who kept a
boarding h ou so r near Poe mill ii.
which the couple were alleged to have
.Penland, who was pnt on. ths itand
Wednesday _ afternoon, was a feature
of his own* trill, and aroused as
muo'i interest ns the testimony of
the girl . Carrie pjoberte, who ? waa,
sword earlier tn the afternoon.' She
Irt'd the bl?m? .wholly upon Penland,
while he In turn sought .tp contradict
her statement, declaring thut hfe
could not release himself from- th?
girl's affections - and that ai thor rev;
quest he ' *oro?gh t. her i to Greenville
Miss .Roberts said. Penland induced ber
coin? hero auder tho 'promise of
The, Comedy Pira
Clarence Kr;; ?'iii ld ll nilson.
Clarence Reginald Hudson, allua
Ernest Schiller, and several comic
German names, captured the British
freighter. Matoppo. single handed
from Captain Bargner and his crew
of fifty-six, Just outside of New York
harbor. Taken, to New York be
proudly, told detectives he nnd three
A SHAFT FOR
Movement Begun to Raise Monu
ment Fund for Late Fred
Pickenc, April tl.-It bas been
learned that the people ot Ala) ama
nre raising a fund to erect .< mou
raient to the memory of Prod A.
Griffin, t..e first Amerlcnn soldier to
die In the defense of bis country when
the (.Mexican bandits attacked Colum-j
buy, N. M., several weeks ago.
Although .Mr. Griffin enlisted
tho army from Alabama and bis body
was burled lhere, he was ia native !?f
Plckens county, having baen born in
Pi?k?ns town. an., his grandfather,
Capt. James A. Griffin, a herd of tho
Civil war and r< construction days, is
a nntive of t ils county, and lives near !
Plckens. He also bas many other ,
prominent relatives In Plckens county. ?
? movement has been clarted In
Plckens county to raise a fund in
South Carolina to add to the Alabama
fund for the erection of a monument '
to this young hero and no doubt many !
will bo glad of the opportunity to con
tribute to such a fund. No one will
be ured to contribute, but an oppor-1 :
tunlty will be given all. The Idea ls ;
not to have very large contribution '
from any one person, but for mnny
personB to contribute a small ?imou.it '
each. Plckens county should have .
many names on the list.
Anyone .wishing to mako z contribu- 1
tion for the erection of the monu- '
ment may send tho money to The '
Plckens Sentinel, or to B. R. Griffin |
Plckens, who will make a proper ac
counting for lt and turn it over to the ;1
monument committee. . j'
s A (By Associated -Prese,) .? ij
. Augusta, ? Ga., April 6.-.United;' j
S ta tr'J J?dge Embry Speer, ' charging [i
tMe federal grand Jory - here. t?daV.i
blamed jadges> for lynchings i He"i
said t^o Judges could ..uso'their, p'. tycr.
to run I sb for contempt, nnd soo,i end i
.a.?iy-jencss. He declared ir 'ederal 1
prisoners were molested he-would fil :\
?he Atlanta penitentiary with lynch
ronni AT BMOI; ,
Pres?itall?n nf ?Maa and-Ul? Soul"
, HI th Francis X. Bnobmon. ;
Today at the Bijou will be scon, .
PraricW X. ?bAhman and Beverly
Bayne In "Man, and His Soul."'This
la said to bo one pt the best pictures:
which has ever,:been , shown in An-'
derson. Jt is. a five, act-; wonderplay;!
In which sublimo allegpry and ea-?j
pr erne drams form o ?parvelous cod
trast. - j I
te and His Victim
Captain Harmer of tho ."dutoppo.
friend*.1 had planned to board tito
Cunard liner Pannonia and Bink Sier
Di nea. When Hudson, whose lather
is British and mother German, stui k
his pistol In the faee of Captain Barg
ner in the cabin of the Matoppo he
said the master of the ship was al
most as scared ns ho was himself.
TALKS BY DR.
Anderson Minitta* to Close Each
Morning Session Sunday
(S.pedal to The Intelligencer.)
Spartauburg. April 6.-Prominent
nien and .women from every section
nf South Carolina will he on the pr>
grnm for the annual convention * of
the State Sunday Schcol association
in Charleston .May 4 au J ?>.
Some- of these who will take Im
portant parts on tho program are
Mayor T. T. Hyde,' of Charleston,
Prof. R. C. Burts, of Hock Hill:
Dr. B. H. DeMent,. of Greenwood;
Dr. John E. White, of Anderson; Hov..
A.' E. Drlggers, ot Aiken; Sonator
Charlton DuHant. of Manning; Bishop
W. A. Querry of Columbia; J. T.
Pain, of Rock Hill; FJ>V. M. R. 1
Murchison; Lieutenant Governor
Beb'.iea; W. C. OWon, Mrs. S. N
Hurts, of Spartanburg and many oth
This will bo the frist convention
that Dr. John H. White, of Ander
son, lias attended since he came to
Anderson to become pactor of the
Elrst Baptist church since tho last
convention was held. Dr: White was
rormerly pastor of tho Second Bap
tist c?urch in Atlanta and was con
sidered one of the most prominent
divines in that city, life sormon .?t
the Baptist convention in Greenville
tns'l fall was considered tho ftature ??f
tho convention. ?
Dr. Wlilte is on tho program of thc
Sunday School convention several
times. In fact each morning session
of the convention will close with "one
half hour with the Bible by Dr. WHite"
Mrs. S. N. Burts of Spartanburg,
will also take an important part In
the convention. She will preside ov
ar tho elementary conference and will
talk on "Training Through the
Story.' She will also conduct the
cradle roll conference.
The convention theme UIIB year is
"Increase." Prof. R. C. Burts, su
perintendent of the Rock Hill graded
BO'JOOIS, will speak ta this subject at
the opening session of the convention.
One of the great features of the
convention will ho tho service of song
which will open each session. This
service will bo led by Charlie D.
Tillman, which Is siffficlent to con
vince nil that lt will bo a. treat. .
The. people of Charleston are muK
Ing. preparations for fie largest at
tendance in tbs history of the as?
? Sexton a Suicide. !
New York. Aorll G-'Phillip G.- WaK
ter,.63 years old, BOXtop of tho old Si.
Paul's Cathedral formal years, today
l.vpged himself from the stairway
leading to tho belfry. Be recently
complains that ho was ' tiring of the
monotony of the. position. His-hotly
was- dIs?Oi*fi*ed' by -.n^''assistant whn
found a note Instructing'tho'finder to
clinch tp^tho.room undfrjtl*e..belfry,,
Evidence That Germany
Other Vessels Carrying
New Seems Conclus!
President Wilson a
si;ig in Co
Washington, April (>.-Hor the
Europe, Colonel E. M. House visite
(erred with President Wilson and
lined to make a statement.
lt was learned tonight that the
a.id Colonel Mouse discussed recei
representatives on the submarine si
in England, investigating the exph
vex reported that metal fragments
(tem?an torpedo. With this fact c
the gravest situation since the war I
tonight, however, that no definite s
replied to the United States' inqu
Manchester Engineer, and Eagle Pc
ON A HOT
Commander of Tenth Cavalry Rcpt
Are Now Headed South-Secre
Possible Withdrawal of
(By Associated Press.)
San Antonio. April C.-A report
from Colonel W. C. Brown of tho
Tenth cavalry, received at Fort Sam
Houston tonight, indicated thrt he
believed Villa has fled to the Guerrero
diBtr.ct and is proceeding BOttth.
l?rown's report was 6ent from Cu='.
hulrachle, west of Chihuahua City, t^o
days ago. Brown Bays ho ls pursuing
' Brown referred to ano'her Bkirmlrn
April first with one hundred and
Tilly Villa men in which three Mext
Icans were killed. According to rail
road reports reeotved at Tucson Arlz
: ona tonight three Americans and one
I Spaniard were killed by bauditB near
Rosario, Slnaloa, Mexico.
Ri PLANS OF P0S?
AT FORT OGLETHORPE
ON A GEORGIA NEGRO i
(By Associated Press.-)
Macon. Ga., April 6.-Prints pur
porting to bo army plans for tho
proposed brigade post at Fort Ogle
thorpe, Georgia, near Chattanooga,
were found today by recruiting oPi
cors on a negro here. The negro
said a white man gave them to him.
\ IN CONGRESS \
I (By Associated Presa.)
Washington, April 6.-The senate
met at noon. Resumed discussion on
the army reorganization bill. Voted
ddvvn thirty-six to thirty-foun Lee
amendment to eliminate the federal
volunteer provision of t'-.e army bill.
Recessed at five-fifty to noon" to
House: Met at eleven o'clock. The
meat packers appeared before, the.
judiciary sub-comralttee to oppose the
Borland inquiry resolution'
They continued debate on the'rivers
and harbors appropriation bill.' Pe
tes H ed at flve-thtrty to eleven tomar
lo W. ?>
j Y.0RRI8 BAftfc PL.VN
Sr. Lee ii. Hollemcn Chairman of
Organisation Committee !
A plan In underfoot'to_establish n'
Morris bank plan in Anderson and;
f/lr. Lea G. Hollernun, chairman of. the .
organization committee, has been con -
terring <wlth . Messrs. Jes;' H?yt.
and Arthur 3.-: Morris in Greenville'
about the mi uer. Nothing definite.
has yet been decided upon. ] jj
Torpedoed Sussex arid
: American Passengers
nd Secretary Lan
third time since his return from
d the White House today and con
Secretary Lansing. Lansing de
president, members of the cabinet
tit reports from American foreign
tuation. American naval attaches
>sion of the channel steamer Sus
found bore distinct marking of a
onceded the United State is facing
legan. It was said authoritatively
tep would be taken until Germany
liries on the Sussex, Englishman,
>rts Rapid Pursuit of Outlaws, Who
iary Lansing Deifies Rumor* of
Troops From Mexico.
Washington, April G.-Secretary
Lansing denied luto today the persis
tant rumors ttiat American troops
might he withdrawn from Mexico
shortly regardless of developments in
the hunt for Villa. Secretary Bake"
also indicated (?lat there is no inten
tion of changing original orders given
While trainload of supplies, shipped
to .private concerns, wont to Casas
Grandes headuuai ters today. Secretary
Baker indicated that the motor truck
lines will continue to be the main
artery of supplies.
The Btate department la investigat
ing alleged activities in Mexico ol
Hersa von der Goltz, a German spy.
Tho reported revolution of Felix Diaz
is-also receiving attention.
CRISP WANTS TO
HEAD DYE FAMINE
Atlanta, April C.-Congressman
Orlr.p cf Georgia has called attention
in congress to the necessity of some
legislation to relieve the dye famine.
The democratic member* of the
ways and means committco held a
conference and agreed to report a
bill, urged by President Wilson, creat
ing a tariff commission, Congressman
(MBP, at this confarence, urged kant.
leguv'atJon should be passed, which
would cause dyCB to be manufactured
In this country, and whlcn involved
tro welfare of thousands of people.
. Washington, April G-Increases of i
five to ten cents a ton for freight on j
coal from Alabama, Kentucky, Ten-1
nesseo and Illinois mines to Jackson, j
Wattiesburg, ElHsvilla. Laii-el and
Enterprise, Mississippi, wen- author
ized by the interstate commorce com
, (By Associated Press.)
Columbus. X. M,,'April 6.--Twenty )
Apache Indian scouts prepared herc
tonight to'cross the border tomorrow
to join General Pershing's command at
Sau Geronimo ranch to trail Villa.
Thirty years ago four of the twenty
made a similar trip Into Mexico to
assist'th?-United States; to capture an
other outlaw, Geronimo, war cblef of
Tio arrival of "Poaches", premier
scout and trailer of tho Apaches; Ss
awaited to make the -party: complote.
"Peached' was far in the'mountains
when a call ?&nt out. for Apache
. ". ..>.?..-..-> . jj . : ;?.
TH?S AMOUNT ACCEPTED AS
PART RIVERS AND HAR
MEASURE HELD UP
Fight Made on Appropriation Bili
-Whaley and Lever Ask
(Hy Asnas!; toil Press',)
Washington. April .'>.- Highly Ibou ?
antl dollars for improvements tu !i ?
Charleston Inn bor and n million do -
InrB for thc Norfolk un! Beaufort in
In nd wuterv.ny nrojocl was accepted
ns ? art of the nnniml rivers hud har-;
1er: spproi'vlnt'cn bil! i:i Un? hon-e
today. Sevenly thoutand dollars ol
the Charleston appropriation will bo
for a aea channel and ten thounnnd
for thc Ashley river. T?o passape
of the measure W?IH not in Bight wMMi
the house adjourned, na lt is inoetlrt}'.
Representatives Whaley and Lever,
of South Carolina, attempted unsuc
cessfully to iueref>''u the Charleston
appropriation to one hundred and
seventy-five thousand dollnrs as a
nu do H ul def euee proposition.
A, ft P. PRESBYTERY
Announcement Made of Week
End Session That Will Be
. gin This Morning.
Announcement baa been made of a
meeting of the Second Presbytery ot'
tho Associate Reformed Precbyterlnn
church with the congregation at Ibo
Greenwood church at ll o'clock thia
morning. April 7th. The session will
continue through 'Monday. The mcd
erator's sermon will bo fi ell vere I 1 v
the Rev. E. B. Kennedy nf t/'.ie facul
ty of Frsklnc college
A conference on soul warning under,
the direction of Rev. J. P. Dnlo wiU
re a feature of tho meeting. The
chief busincsB of the session ls in
connection with finances' nud session
al records, it was said.
, Mr. G.. P. McConnell and Dr. J.
M. Garrison will represent the Anv
dcrson congregation. Dr. Garrison
will return hore Sunday for the reg i
lar services In his church.
PROPOSED RULE WOULD
BAR FIGHTING ASHORE
BY THE BLUEJACKETS
Washington, April fi.-Admiral Hen
son, nf the naval advisory. board, fans
recommended to the bouse commit)co
j ou naval affairs that legislation !.?.??
.enacted prohibiting bluejackets \ from
participating in fighting nBhore, us
nt Vera Cruz nud Tiny tl.
The United States marines'* alone
should take caro of al) land opera!loi:s
In the admiral's opinion, for tho offi
cers nnd men of the tiarinc corni
.'lave been well-trained for tbe du'y
and thoroughly understu.id bow lo
take caro of themselves under tire,
The legislation, if enacted, mil i>'>r
prevent sailors from participating 'n
land operations at times of extremo
Parla, April 6-A German s?lnui
rlne was sunk yesterday by a ?<tin??l"
ron.of French and .'B'itlsh wnrRhi.>i
the ministry of Marino announced lfl-lt
night.. Tho crew was captured.
"CHICKEN ' WILL
r BAND ON
scouts' and ho Ms now riding hard to
reach the border. "Peaches*, with an
other scout barley, captured Geroni
mo when he escaped from the United
States eoldlera and went on tho w.ir
path the second Mme. .,'
The ranking officer of tho; band I(J
Bakanbdcaie, bettor known na "clilck
exi." Tho organization la known na
Apache scouts and enlisted like Philip
Tho wireless south of Colonia nul
lan failed today., ?General /Por?hJnfc
was unable to maleo reports" of Ntroopj>
movement-s in Guerrero. .'Qttly u?o**
f(blal and conflicting reports re acned